Ch 34: Praxis Mathematics: Data

About This Chapter

Improve your understanding of data before you take the Praxis exam in mathematics. Use the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to master the skills needed to earn your best score.

Praxis Mathematics: Data - Chapter Summary

Questions about data analysis and statistics will be found on the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam. This chapter is designed to give you the tools to answer those questions. Through video lessons, you'll receive in-depth instruction in the following subjects:

  • Organizing and understanding data with tables and schedules
  • Creating and interpreting scatter plots and histograms
  • Calculating the mean, median, mode and range
  • Describing the relationship between two quantitative variables
  • Standard deviation and shifts in the mean
  • Central tendency and dispersion

Each focused lesson presents content in a way that makes concepts easier to grasp. In addition to mathematics content, the lessons in this chapter provide helpful tips for answering the types of questions you'll see on the real exam. You can get in some extra practice when you take the self-assessment quizzes that follow the lessons.

Praxis Mathematics: Data Objectives

Data Analysis and Statistics Probability is one of five content categories on the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge exam. Questions about data can make up 10-12% of the exam's 50 total multiple-choice questions. This chapter's lessons will help you answer these questions when you learn to organize data into suitable forms and choose and apply measures to describe and compare data sets.

The Praxis series of exams is a customary part of the teacher licensure program in several states. Praxis exams focus on ensuring that candidates for teacher licensure have the content knowledge and pedagogy skills that are common for beginning teachers. The 2-hour Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge test is particularly concerned with how well you know math that would be taught at the secondary school level. You'll need to exhibit solid reasoning, problem-solving, and application skills as well as proficiency in a broad range of mathematical areas. Most individuals who take the Praxis Mathematics: Content Knowledge test have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in mathematics or mathematics education.

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